Neve Shalom Synagogue

Personal Stories

There are over 20,000 Jews living in Turkey today. The ancient community is organized and influential, there are more than a dozen synagogues in Istanbul alone. Read More

Jewish History

The Jewish presence in Turkey has existed since biblical times when it is believed that Noah’s ark landed on Mount Ararat. In 1204 Jews resettled in Constantinople Read More


Spanning three continents, the Ottoman Empire was a multi-ethnic society developed over centuries having cultural influences from the Mediterranean basin, Eastern Read More